Truck Day at Fenway Park
Baseball season can’t come fast enough. For many sports fans, hockey and basketball just doesn’t cut it. We want baseball, America’s pastime, and we want it now.
It’s still winter, it’s still cold out, so major league baseball fans have had to amuse themselves watching spring training games on the MLB network. The games themselves aren’t that exciting, they’re more of a showcase for up and coming young players to see if any of them can make an impression on the managers and work their way onto the team roster. Pitchers just pitch a couple innings, and no one really cares who wins or loses.
I’m envious though of those who go to spring training games. It’s been a super cold winter and it’s 10 degrees today here in Connecticut. How I’d love to hang out in sunny Fort Myers at JetBlue Park aka Fenway Park South, and sock up some sun and watch baseball. Maybe someday.
This year, I had to be content to attend Truck Day at Fenway Park. A few weeks ago, I was up in Boston for a newspaper convention the same time as Truck Day. It’s not an advertised event. The Red Sox staff packs a moving van with equipment to make the trek to Florida for spring training. Diehard fans brave the chilling weather, just because.
As the truck was filled to the brim, two bands played rousing songs, and tossed souvenir JetBlue Park baseballs to the crowd. As an extra, fans were allowed into the Red Sox box office to pose with the Sox’s three World Series trophies.
As a member of Red Sox Nation, I was able to purchase tickets, in special advance sales, for three Red Sox games at Fenway. I’ll also go to at least one Sox v. Yankees game in New York. Dressed in full Red Sox colors of course.